Alternative Aotearoa

A one-day seminar ‘Alternative Aotearoa‘ will aim to provide solutions leading to the environmental, social and economic transformation of New Zealand.

John Minto, of the organising committee, says the seminar will be held at the Pipitea Marae in Wellington on Saturday, 25 July, starting at 8.30am.

The is a topline list of speakers. They are :

Laura O’Connell Rapira – Director of Action Station

Efeso Collins – Pasifika community activist and Auckland City Councillor

Co-chairs:

Julia Whaipooti – Justice Advocate

Second Cochair – TBC

Recorders/Collators/Final presenters

Tamatha Paul – Wellington City Councillor

Jane Kelsey – Law Professor University of Auckland

Organisations presenting include:

Greenpeace, Better Futures Forum, School Strike for Climate, Extinction Rebellion, Child Poverty Action Group, State Housing Action Network, Unite Union, Council of Trade Unions, Migrant Workers Association, Pacific Climate Warriors, Quality Public Education Coalition, Action Station, Auckland Action Against Poverty, People Against Prisons Aotearoa and more…

Registration:

Registration is free but people need to register for catering purposes. A koha will apply for lunch. Register via email to bronwensummers@gmail.com

Updated Agenda

Speakers will focus on SOLUTIONS for the country to move forward on the issues they are addressing. Speakers will speak for 8-10 mins max. The sessions will be tightly chaired to keep to the agenda times.

8. 30am Mihi Whakatau – TBC

Co-chairs for the day:

Julia Whaipooti – Justice Advocate

Second Co-chair – TBC

9am Keynote speakers (20 minutes each with time for questions)

                Laura O’Connell Rapira – Director of Action Station

                Efeso Collins – Pasifika community activist and Auckland City Councillor

10am Health Solutions (10 minutes each speaker)

                Teresa Wall – former deputy director-general of health

                Dr Jude Ball – Public Health Association

                Phil Bagshaw – Ch.Ch. Charity Hospital

                Jane Stevens – mental health services advocate

                Medical staff speaker – TBC

11am Workers’ Solutions (10 minutes each speaker)

                Syd Keepa – Maori Vice President of the CTU

                Rachel Mackintosh – E tū Union Assistant National Secretary TBC

             Mike Treen – Director of Unite Union

             Anu Kaloti – Migrant Workers Association

12noon Lunch

12.30pm Youth Solutions (10 minutes each organisation)

                Oli Morphew and Tara Watkins – School strike for Climate

                Pacific Climate Warriors – speaker TBC

                Youth organisation – TBC

1.30pm Environmental Solutions (8 minutes each organisation)

                Amanda Larsson – Greenpeace

                Dr Mike Joy – Better Futures Forum

                Eleanor West – Generation Zero

                Haimana Hirini and Cally O’Neill – Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui a Tara

                Kevin Hague – Forest & Bird

                350.org – speaker TBC

2.30pm Social Solutions (8 minutes each speaker)

                Frank Hogan – Child Poverty Action Group

                Kassie Hartendorp – Action Station

                Liz Gordon – Quality Public Education Coalition

                Dani Pickering – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

                Brooke Fiafia – Auckland Action Against Poverty

                Michael Sharp – State Housing Action Network

                Anjum Rahman – Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono

4pm Afternoon tea

4.30pm Economic Solutions (10 minutes each speaker)

                   Tania Pouwhare – Social Intrapreneur at Auckland Council

                   Andrea Black – Economist with Council of Trade Unions

                   Geoff Bertram – Economist with Victoria University

                   Susan St John – Economist with Child Poverty Action Group

5.30pm Summary of the day – Presentation of the solutions for the environmental, social and      

                                                        economic transformation of Aotearoa

                   Tamatha Paul – Wellington City Councillor

                   Jane Kelsey – Law Professor University of Auckland 

6pm Finish

John Minto says: “All political parties will be specifically invited to attend the Seminar and we are also looking to provide individual briefings to the policy committees of all the main political parties (National, Labour, Greens, New Zealand First etc) following the seminar.”

The seminar will be live streamed – closer to the time please look at either of these places to find out the details for logging into this.

http://chchpn.blogspot.com/

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